There’s no good content for kids in India: Mukesh Khanna

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Veteran actor and Children’s Film Society of India chairperson Mukesh Khanna feels the country lacks good entertainment content for children.

“There is no good content for kids in India to watch. They are watching stuff which they shouldn’t be watching. Either they are watching ‘saas-bahu’ serials or action movies, and both are not meant for them,” Mukesh, lovingly known as ‘Shaktimaan’, said at the location shoot of the film “Chidiakhana” here.

He hopes the scenario changes.

“After becoming the chairperson of CFSI, I decided that now our films will not be limited only to festivals, but we will release them in theatres too. Because if we do not release the movies in theatre, it will never reach to children,” said Mukesh.

“Chidiakhana” is a film directed by Manish Tiwary. It is a story of a young Bihari boy with a passion for football.

“It is an important film for CFSI. There was a story waiting to be told and we are happy that director Manish Tiwary is helming the project. The film’s backdrop is football. I believe kids are more inclined towards games. So this time, I selected films which have sports like tennis, football, rugby, basketball and hockey as its backdrop,” he said.

“Chidiakhana” features Prashant Narayanan, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Govid Namdev and Anjan Srivastav.